Theodis Cordell Walker was born on August 27, 1987 to Deborah and Theodore Walker in Pine Bluff, Ark. He passed away on October 8, 2017 after a tragic motorcycle accident in Houston, Texas.
He is survived by his mother and father, his wife, Lesciara Walker, his daughters, Chastity Walker and Jer'Leah Davis a host of cousins, aunts, uncles and friends; special person Rhonda Harris, and special brothers, Runingboyz Motorcycle Club.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Damascus Missionary Baptist Church, Highway 65, Grady, Arkansas, with the Reverend Johnie Lee Williams, officiating. Interment at the Randolph Cemetery. Services entrusted to the P.K. Miller Mortuary.
RISON - Jerry Ellis "Buck" Courtney, age 74, of Rison, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Mr. Courtney was born January 23, 1943 in Pine Bluff, Ark., to the late Ellis and Bobbye Bruce Courtney. He served in the United States Air Force during Vietnam. Before retiring, Mr. Courtney was employed in quality control with Central Moloney. He was a past member of IBEW and a current member of the VFW. In his spare time, Mr. Courtney loved hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Gail Courtney of Woodlawn; two sons, Charles Reed of Pine Bluff, Bucky Knight of Stuttgart; two daughters, Christina Davis of Pine Bluff, Victoria Morgan of Pine Bluff; two brothers, Dwayne Courtney of Pine Bluff, Jimmy Courtney of Pine Bluff; sister, Barbara Shell of Fort Smith; four grandchildren, Blake Davis, Blain Davis, Courtney Stout, Jessie James Knight and three great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m., Friday, October 20, 2017 at Rowell Cemetery in Rowell. Honorary pallbearers are Tony Allred, Bill Reed, Brandon Hawkins, Cody Lunsford, Wheeler Cockrell and Chuck Stone. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Buie Funeral Home of Rison. Please sign the online guestbook at www.buiefuneralhome.com. (870)325-6216.
ALTHEIMER - Deola Haynes, 96, of Altheimer passed October 12, 2017 at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born September 9, 1922 in Turpentine, Ark. to the late Tom and Leslie Lee Thomas Bridges.
Survivors include three daughters, Annie Mae Sims of Altheimer, Samella (Arthur) Blood of Little Rock, and Mary Freeman of Pine Bluff; a sister, Birdie Bridges of Gethsemane; thirteen grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren, and twenty great great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 am at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Altheimer by Rev. Darryl Martin. Burial will be in Altheimer Community Cemetery by Henson Holcomb Mortuary.
Visitation will be Friday from 6 - 7 pm at the Mortuary.
The body will lie in state at the church from 10 am until funeral time.
WHITE HALL - Irene Janiece Cogbill, “Pete”, 89, of White Hall passed away at JRMC on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.
She was born March 17, 1928 in Haileyville, Okla. to the late Joseph Stephenson and Mary Stephenson Harper. She was the last surviving sibling of her family, which included three sisters and one brother.
Irene “Granny” or “Nanny” as she was affectionately known by her children and grandchildren was a wonderful lady and the best grandmother anyone could ask for. She loved her family dearly and we meant the world to her. She loved going for rides, going out to eat, working puzzle books and talking on the phone. She enjoyed being around her family any chance she got and her room was literally filled with pictures of all her kids. She always put us first no matter what and never went a day without seeing or talking to us. Granny was a Jehovah’s Witness and she loved to read her bible and literature printed by the Witnesses. She began each and every day by reading her daily text. Irene was a joy to be around. She was witty, funny, had a great sense of humor, was always ready with a quick comeback and never met a stranger. No matter what errand you had to run or where you had to go, she was always happy to go along and be your sidekick.
Irene was a loving wife and homemaker to James W. Cogbill for 56 years before his passing on September 5, 2002. They married on April 16, 1946 in Haileyville, Okla. and move to Pine Bluff in 1968. He was the love of her life and even 15 years after his passing, she still loved to talk about himn and tell everyone how many years they were together (which would have been 71 years). She always said she was still married, he was just gone.
Before her health declined, she enjoyed cooking for her family and doing yardwork.
She is survived by her two daughters, Patsy Newby and Jorja Walker (Donald); her three granddaughters, Janna Young (Kevin), Ashley Prather (Todd), and Courtney Eastman (Kennith); great grandchildren, Lindsey Cyr, Lauren Cyr, Adrian Brown Jr. (A.J.), Leigha Prather, Ameila Brown, Sara Wright, Joshua Prather, Anthony Torres and Isabella Eastman. She also leaves behind her faithful companion, her dog Sancho.
Granny will be dearly missed and will leave a loss in our hearts and our family that will never be filled. We were so blessed to have her as our Mother and Granny, she was truly one of a kind and we will forever cherish our memories and the time we spent with her.
Services were private per her request and will be provided by Ralph Robinson and Son.
Online Condolences: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com
Brunette Williams- Parker was born February 4, 1932 in Gould, Ark. to the late Roger and Prudence Williams.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; one sister and one son.
She leaves to cherish her memories three sons, William Karl Parker, Kirk Parker, and Derrick Parker; five daughters, Kaye Handy, Cheryl Parker, Lisa Wimbley, Melinda Thompson, and Tracy Parker; one brother, one sister, twenty-three grandchildren, thirty-seven great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
Family Hour/Visitation will be held from 6:30 - 8 p.m., Friday, October 20, 2017 at Perry Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Prairie Lake Baptist Church; Reverend Alvin Lowe, Officiating.
Burial will follow at Prairie Lake Cemetery in Pine Bluff under the direction of Perry Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.
FAYETTEVILLE - Travis Lee Cheney, age 76, of Fayetteville passed away Wednesday October 18, 2017 in Fayetteville. He was born July 23, 1941 in Jenny, Ark. the son of Lee and Lorena Thomas Cheney. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He was a veteran of the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War.
He retired from St. Louis Southwestern Cotton Belt Railroad company where he worked as a conductor. He was a member of Farmington Methodist Church and was a charter member of the Road Hog Club.
He is survived by his wife Stephanie Cheney; two sons Tim Cheney and his wife Tracey and Tommy Cheney and his wife Kathy all of Fayetteville; five grandchildren Tye, Tripp, Trapper, Savannah and Kade Cheney all of Fayetteville; one sister Madaline Burgess of Pratsville, Ark.; two brothers John L. Cheney of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Horace Cheney of Bastrop, La.; and one nephew Dr. James Burgess of Russellville, Ark. and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held 2 PM Sunday October 22 at the Road Hog Park casual attire as well as Razorback apparel is encouraged to be worn in honor of Travis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Razorback Foundation, Farmington Methodist Church or Hope Cancer Resources.
Cremation is under the direction of Nelson-Berna Funeral Home.
To sign the online guest book visit www.nelsonberna.com
ALTHEIMER - Mrs. Limmie Binns, 99, of Altheimer, Ark. passed away October 18, 2017 at White Hall Nursing Home. Services Entrusted to Perry Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.
Rev. Leo Gardner, 94 of Pine Bluff, Ark. passed Sunday, October 15, 2017. He was born to the late Felix Gardner and Beatrice Parker Gardner.
Survivors include: two sons, Bernard Gardner and Bryan Muhammad, six daughters, Pearlie Gardner-Clayton and Josephine Gardner, Linda Gardner-Smith all of Pine Bluff, Jo Ann Gardner of Kirkwood, Mo., Patricia Gardner-Hicks of Bryant, Ark. and Kimberly Tyler-Brown of Long Beach, Calif.; two brothers, George Gardner of Pine Bluff, Albert Gardner and one sister, Bernice Mopkins both of Detroit, Mich.; 43 Grandchildren; 67 Great-Grandchildren; 19 Great-GreatGrandchildren.
Visitation/Family Hour will be 5:30 - 6:30 pm., Friday at Brown Funeral Home.
Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Old Morning Star M.B.C. by Rev. Larry Battles. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery-Cedar Grove Section by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.
His Body will lie in-state Saturday, 9:45 a.m., until service.
WHITE HALL - Mr. Euarl Summers, 73 of White Hall, Ark. passed Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, Ark.
Mrs. Pauline Scott, 92, of Pine Bluff passed October 18, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff, Ark.
REDFIELD - Sister Dorothy Jean Stokes 73, of Redfield, passed away on October 11, 2017. She was born September 06, 1943 to the late Earnest and Inez Daniels. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roosevelt Stokes, parents, daughter Valerie Kaye Stokes, Sister Earlee Smith and brother Johnnie Daniels.
She was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church where she served in many capacities. She held many positions with the Jefferson Comprehensive Care Systems, Inc. (JCCSI) and was 4-H Leader for Miller 4-H Club. She also worked at national Center of Toxicology Research (NCTR) for 40 years.
She leaves to cherish her memories one daughter, Latrice (James Jr) Hubbard ; three sons, Theodore Roosevelt (Toni) Stokes Jr, Anthony(Latonia) Stokes , and Percy (Laketha) Stokes of, sisters Earnestine Daniels, and Louise Austin, 12 grandchildren and 8 Great-grandchildren and host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Her Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 21th at 11:00 am at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Jefferson, Ark. Visitation will be held today at Christian Way. christianwayfh.com